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Fire burns near a 'Stop' sign  near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday,  Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)
Record amount of retardant used on California fireCrews battling explosive Northern California wildfire drop record-setting amounts of retardant
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This photo released by the Utah County Attorneys Office shows a long, thin steel sword with a 2.5 feet blade. The Utah County Attorney's Office said Darrien Hunt was carrying the sword on Sept. 10, 2014 when he was fatally shot by police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Saratoga Springs, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shootingAttorney for family of black man killed by Utah police calls for federal investigation
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Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdownSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, ordering 6 million people to stay home
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage to speak at a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get itColumn: Goodell looks like deer in headlights as he tries to bob and weave around NFL crisis
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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US courtLawyer for American imprisoned in Cuba argues client should be able to sue US government
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan., in a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot. Kobach reversed course Friday, Sept. 19 directing county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas Saturday without having a Democratic nominee listed for the U.S. Senate. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of Independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for SenateKansas sending ballots overseas with no Democrat for Senate, but Kobach says re-vote possible
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DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M bankedDNC reports $7M raised in August, committee has $11M saved in bank
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
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  • Police Fatally Shoot Man Near Site Of Ferguson Shooting

    County police officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them during a chase in suburban St. Louis, less than five miles from the site of the August shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white Ferguson officer that sparked weeks of unrest. The shooting happened Wednesday night in Jennings a St. Louis County town of 15,000 residents. KRON 4, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 12:38 PM
  • Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them. Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers were responding Wednesday night to a report of gunshots. Monterey County Herald, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:24 AM
  • Matthew T. Mangino: Federal government complicit in militarization of police

    Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation's first special weapons and tactics team , nobody envisioned that most police departments - large and small - across the country would someday have SWAT teams. Gates wanted an elite team of specialized cops similar to the Army Rangers or Navy SEALs that could respond to riots, barricades, shootouts or hostage-takings, wrote Radley Balko in the Huffington Post. Genesee Country Express, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 03:14 AM
  • Prosecutor May Release Grand Jury Audio

    A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him. Spokesman Ed Magee on Wednesday said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has ordered that the proceedings be transcribed and audio-recorded, an unusual step for grand juries in Missouri. The Skanner, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • St. Louis Co. man charged in death of 3-month-old

    A St. Louis County man is facing second-degree murder charges for allegedly shaking his 3-month-old daughter to death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Jonathan Lawton of Fenton was originally charged on Monday with felony child abuse. KMIZ, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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